On June 22-23 New York was home to SailGP hydrofoiling catamaran race. Phil Robertson and the Canadians showcased excellent sailing and foiling this weekend at the Mubadala New York Grand Prix, finishing second overall and moving two places up the season four leaderboard. New Zealand clinch Grand Final spot with win, beating Canada and Emirates GBR in winner-takes-all Final.

The two-day event was the last hydrofoiling race weekend of Mubadala SailGP before the competition’s fourth season concludes in San Francisco in July. SailGP is an international sailing competition in which F50 foiling catamarans compete at 13 global destinations for a season of grand prix races. Some of this season’s previous destinations included Halifax, NS for the first time, Dubai, Sydney and other city harbour destinations around the world.

On the first day of the foiling race, Robertson skippers Canada into lead of SailGP’s New York hydrofoiling regatta on a fickle day on the Hudson River.

On day two of foiling catamaran racing, The Kiwis pushed Emirates GBR and Canada high and wide to secure the all-important inside line early in the Final, before pushing their F50 to the limit to sail faster than their two rivals to claim victory.

The win guarantees Peter Burling’s team a place in the Season 4 Grand Final, where the Kiwis will be looking to end Australia’s Championship dominance by winning the SailGP Trophy for the first time.

Next up, SailGP returns to San Francisco for the Season 4-defining, $2 million Grand Final in San Francisco on July 13-14.

SailGP is high speed, high tech and high impact. This global foiling water sports championship combines cutting-edge tech, iconic global venues, elite athletes and record-breaking speeds to create the most exciting hydrofoiling racing on water.

Rival teams from the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Canada, France, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and Spain battle it out at iconic venues around the world in short, intense races for a total prize pot of $7 million. Teams compete in identical hydrofoiling F50 catamarans that fly above the water at electrifying speeds approaching 100 km/h. Fan-centric and close-to-shore, each SailGP Championship culminates in a $2 million, three-boat, winner-takes-all Grand Final.

For more information on SailGP foiling catamarans visit https://sailgp.com